irons in the fire





i'm working on six paintings right now. they're all at about the same stage...the stage of unlimited possibilities. i love this stage. i don't want to move. it gets harder from this point on, but also more fascinating. i put down a color and everything changes. connect a shape, blur an edge, follow an instinct....hope for the best.

here is what delacroix said about this reluctance, "finishing a painting demands a heart of steel: everything requires a decision, and i find difficulties where i least expect them....it is at such moments that one fully realizes one's own weaknesses."

1 comment:

Jean Bradbury said...

I read about a study recently that said we are most happy when we are on the cust of acheivement. This may be true but, like you and Delacroix, I also find this stage the most frightening.
btw Susan, my miural is for a private house but please feel free to drop by and see it before it leaves my studio. It should be here for another week.